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    Bourbon Snack Food

    I find that there are certain snack-foods that I gravitate toward when sipping on bourbon. My current favorite is dry-roasted and salted almonds. The nuttiness of the almonds and the salt seems to perfectly complement just about any bourbon I am drinking. So anyway, I am interested in what the rest of you like to nibble on when savoring your bourbon?

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    Re: Bourbon Snack Food

    I mentioned this before, but when I want a snack with my bourbon I lean towards Utz Unsalted Sourdough Special Pretzels. They taste great even though they are unsalted and they don't take anything away from whatever it is I am drinking at the time. Nor do they impart any unwanted flavors in my mouth detracting from bourbon bliss.

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    Re: Bourbon Snack Food

    Are these pretzels widely distributed? I don't think I have seen that brand before, but I would like to give them a try. If I found another unsalted sourdough pretzel do you think that would work, or is it something specific to this brand that you like?

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    Re: Bourbon Snack Food

    Honestly Jeff, I'm not too sure if they are widely distributed. I know they sell them north of here in CT and south of here in VA. But when I went to KY I brought 2 bags with me! For me, it's something about these that I really really like. I've tried a few other brands of unsalted pretzels and they sucked. Granted they were store brand ones but they had NO flavor at all, these are just sooo good for having no salt. Actually I even had these with salt and I didn't like them anywhere near as much. Here's a pic of the bag to aid you in finding them haha.

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    Re: Bourbon Snack Food

    Usually, I eat nothing with my bourbon. I find that anything interferes with my tasting experience.

    However, as I said in an earlier thread, I do occasionally like a small amount of peanut or pecan brittle candy with bourbon. I find the flavors to complement each other, nicely.

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    Re: Bourbon Snack Food

    As the others have said, I don't normally eat anything when I'm enjoying a pour but what I may try sometime is my own oatmeal cookies. I follow the instructions on a Quaker Oats box but instead of raisons or nuts, I add maple syrup which gives it a sweeter taste. I tend to like to keep to themes evidently as I like to drink dark beer when eating at a restaurant that serves dark breads before the meal.

    Dane

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    Re: Bourbon Snack Food

    It depends on how serious I am with the bourbon session. If it's any kind of intricate study or side-by-side, I'll use oyster crackers as a palate cleanser. (You've probably seen them if you've been to a vineyard for wine tasting!) If I'm just relaxing with a drink, smoked almonds or any mixed nuts seem to go well with bourbon.

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    Re: Bourbon Snack Food

    Yeah, I'm really just talking about snack-foods with casual bourbon drinking, not really with serious tasting. I agree with you that nuts seem to make a great companion to bourbon, IMHO.

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    I'm about 50-50 whether or not I eat anything: if I'm thinking about the bourbon, I don't; if I'm reading, or browsing this forum, for instance, I usually do. That said, on those occasions when I do eat, it depends on the bourbon style what -- for example, with Old Fitz BIB, I instantly think chocolate, in particular, a Tootsie Roll. With lighter, fruitier bourbons, I like Pepperidge Farms Goldfish crackers or just a couple of slices of processed cheese.

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    Re: Bourbon Snack Food

    Nuts...almonds, cashews, pistacios.

 

 

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